Online Hackathons - Prizes to be Won!

Two new online hackathons have just been launched with Alexa - Amazon’s cloud-based voice service - and GE Brilliant, a suite of machine data tools for manufacturing intelligence. There is over $90,000 in combined prizes, including cash, hardware, meetings with Amazon and GE leaders, and trips to Predix Transform to be won.

Prizes: $43,620 in cash, gift cards, Echos/Dots/Taps, and meetings w/ Alexa leaders

The ask: Build a new voice-activated skill for Alexa that makes life simpler, more convenient and organized, or just more fun. Home automation, games, and smart device interaction.

Deadline: 9th May, 2017

Prizes: $50,000 in cash, plus trips to Predix Transform, meetings w/ GE, and Predix developer accounts

The ask: Submit an idea for an app or data visualization that incorporates one of the GE Brilliant Manufucturing APIs or microservices & helps factory managers and teams improve the production process. 30 finalists from the Ideas Round will advance to the Build Round.

Deadline: 21st March for Ideas Round; May 8 for Build Round


Application closing date

9 May 2017
Applications open for this opportunity: 
9 Mar 2017
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Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing